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Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 14033-3
Railway applications - Track - Railbound construction and maintenance machines - Part 3: General safety requirements; German version EN 14033-3:2017

Title (German)

Bahnanwendungen - Oberbau - Schienengebundene Bau- und Instandhaltungsmaschinen - Teil 3: Allgemeine Sicherheitsanforderungen; Deutsche Fassung EN 14033-3:2017


This European Standard (EN 14033-3) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 256 "Railway applications", the secretariat of which is held by DIN. The responsible German committee is NA 087-00-01-02 UA "Gleisbaumaschinen und -geräte" ("Track construction and maintenance machines") at DIN Standards Committee Railway (FSF). This document is currently submitted for formal approval and will replace EN 14033-3:2009+A1:2011. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). The series of standards EN 14033 "Railway applications-, Track-, Railbound construction and maintenance machines" consists of the following parts: - Part 1: Technical requirements for running; - Part 2: Technical requirements for travelling and working; - Part 3: General safety requirements. This document (EN 14033-3) deals with the safety requirements for machinery in work and transfer mode; it is a harmonized standard based on the European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The machinery concerned and the extent to which hazards, hazardous situations and hazardous events are covered are indicated in the scope of this document. For machinery designed and constructed in accordance with the provisions of this type C standard, the following shall apply: When provisions of this type C standard are different from those, which are stated in type B standards, the provisions of this type C standard take precedence over the provisions of the other standards. The scope is described as follows: This European Standard specifies the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events common to rail bound machines and arising due to the adaptation for their use on railways. These machines are intended for construction, maintenance and inspection of track, structures, infrastructure and fixed electric traction equipment, when they are used as intended or under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer, see Clause 4. This European Standard applies to railbound machines and other vehicles - referred to as machines - working exclusively on the railway (utilizing friction adhesion between the rail and rail wheels) but including machines that in working position are partly supported on the ballast or the formation and used for construction, maintenance and inspection of track, structures, infrastructure and fixed electric traction equipment. This European Standard applies to machines that are intended to operate signalling and control systems. Other similar machines are dealt with in other European Standards, see Annex G. This European Standard specifies the common hazards, in normal circumstances, during running, assembly and installation, commissioning, use (including setting, programming, and process changeover), operation, cleaning, fault finding, maintenance and de-commissioning of the machines. Additional safety measures can be required by exceptional circumstances, such as extreme ambient temperatures (less than -20°C or greater than +40°C), highly corrosive or contaminating environment; for example, due to the presence of chemicals, and potentially explosive atmospheres. The common hazards specified include the general hazards presented by the machines, and also the hazards presented by the following specific machine functions, common to two or more machine types: - ballast excavation, ballast cleaning, ballast regulating, ballast consolidating; - tamping; - track renewal; - craning; - maintenance of the components of the infrastructure; during commissioning, use, maintenance and servicing. This European Standard does not deal comprehensively with specific machine functions other than the common functions listed in the previous paragraph, or with all possible hazards presented by complete machines or by the combination of functions. This European Standard does not deal with: - requirements with regard to the quality of work and the performance of the machine; - machines that utilize the overhead contact line for traction purposes; - specific requirements introduced by a railway infrastructure manager; - additional or alternative requirements introduced by the manufacturer and/or operator. This standard differs from DIN EN 14033-3:2012-01 as follows: a) terms revised; b) 5.15 "Control systems" added; c) 5.29 "Maintenance" revised; d) 5.31 "Movable components of the machine" added; e) 6.7 "Ballast clearing chains" added; f) 6.8 "Ballast dust" added; g) 6.9 "Rail grinding carriages (grinding, milling or planing)" added; h) 8.1.6 "Vibration" integrated into 5.24 and Annex F; i) Annex D "Requirements for camera monitor systems" has been included; j) Annex E "Requirements for close range surveillance systems" has been included; k) Annex F "Vibration test code" has been included; l) the standard has been editorially revised. The responsible committee for this standard is NA 087-00-01-02 UA "Gleisbaumaschinen und -geräte" ("Track construction and maintenance machines") at DIN.

Document: references other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 087-00-01-02 UA - Track construction and maintenance machines  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 256/SC 1/WG 5 - Track construction and maintenance machines  

Edition 2017-10
Original language German
Translation English
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